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Ella Mawson

By Ella
On: 1st March, 2021

‘Call of the Wild’: The Best Adventure Holidays to Make up For Lost Time

  • Guyana
  • Yukon
  • Namibia
  • Iceland
  • Australia
  • Mongolia

In a year of lockdowns and travel restrictions, it's easy to feel a bit cooped up. If you find yourself - like a certain 140-pound St. Bernard by the name of Buck - lured by the call of the wild, we've got you covered. From treks through the lush rainforests of Guyana in South America, to…

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By Ella
On: 11th January, 2021

The Top Five Happiest Countries in the World 2020

  • Finland
  • Denmark
  • Switzerland
  • Iceland
  • Norway

Every year, the World Happiness Report is released, revealing the list of the happiest countries in the world. These are destinations where people feel safe and secure, there is a strong community spirit, and work and life are actually in balance. This year, the Nordic countries have…

By Ella
On: 14th December, 2020

Bon Appetit! Our Favourite Food Holidays Around the World

  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • The Winelands and Cape
  • Oaxaca & Chiapas
  • Greece

Travel is an activity that activates all the senses - especially the taste buds. Whether it's just-caught lobster in Nova Scotia, a rich and creamy pasta dish in Italy, or a little bit of everything in foodie haven, Melbourne, feasting on local delicacies is a great way to sink your teeth…

By Ella
On: 30th November, 2020

Where the Wild Things Are: Our Favourite Wildlife Experiences Around the World

  • British Columbia
  • Churchill
  • Iceland
  • Romania
  • Portugal
  • Tanzania
  • Guyana

One of the best things about travel is the full spectrum of experiences on offer. There are city tours and cooking classes for those who crave culture; riding safaris and kayaking excursions for the adrenaline junkies; and then there are the wildlife experiences which can include everything…

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By Ella
On: 25th November, 2020

Boycott Black Friday... (and Celebrate Green Friday Instead)

Sick of endless Black Friday emails, ads and pop-ups? Ticked off as to why the UK has even picked up this Thanksgiving-specific consumer culture from our American friends in the first place? Us too. That's why we're boycotting Black Friday and celebrating Green Friday instead. In short,…

By Ella
On: 16th November, 2020

The Science of Anticipation: Why Travel is Good for You

The winter months ahead may look a little bleak, but with news of a potential vaccine, it feels like there's finally a light at the end of the tunnel. We know how to make that light a little brighter still. We've always been interested in the psychology of travel, and in particular the…

By Ella
On: 19th October, 2020

Simply Starstruck: The Best Stargazing Destinations in the World

  • Australia
  • India
  • Chile
  • Norway
  • Botswana
  • Namibia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand

I'm no Professor Brian Cox, and I'm not about to start banging on about antimatter, circumstellar discs and magellanic clouds (although they all sound marvellous), but there are few greater feelings than the sense of wonderment that comes with tipping your head back and gazing up at the…

By Ella
On: 12th October, 2020

Hit the Trail: The Best Hiking Holidays Around the World

  • Zambia
  • Australia
  • Bhutan
  • The Dolomites
  • Vietnam
  • Corsica

We're all for a relaxing holiday packed with pampering spa treatments and lazy beach days, but sometimes an active adventure in nature is just what the doctor ordered. In fact, a recent study from Trinity College, Dublin, found that a regular dose of 'awe' helps boost healthy emotions such…

By Ella
On: 5th October, 2020

Time to Reconnect: The Benefits of Authentic Travel

  • Norway
  • Australia
  • Tanzania
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Transylvania
  • Mongolia
  • Buenos Aires & the Pampas
  • Brazil

We are living in an age of convenience with a world of technology, information and services at our fingertips. The benefit? Life is far easier. The downside? We end up feeling utterly disconnected from the world around us. Reconnect travel is about pressing pause on the madness of modern…

By Ella
On: 10th September, 2020

Our Favourite Wellbeing Holidays

  • Japan
  • The Indian Himalayas
  • The Dolomites
  • Italian Lakes
  • New Zealand
  • Namibia

Wellbeing holidays can mean something different to each of us. Maybe it's a stay in a serene beach resort that leaves you feeling perfectly pampered or a getaway in nature that gives you the chance to unwind and disconnect. Perhaps it's a glamorous getaway for one that you've been craving or…